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The Kamov Ka-50 Black Shark is a single-seat attack helicopter designed to destroy armored and motor vehicles, air targets and manpower on the battlefield.

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Why was the Ka-50 designed with only one seat?

The Soviet/Russian attack helicopter Kamov Ka-50 Black Shark is unique in many ways, one of which being the only attack helicopter to my knowledge that only seats one crewmember. Generally, attack ...
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On the Ka-50 coaxial helicopter, why does the bottom rotor flap up on the right side instead of in front during forward flight?

In the game DCS World, when flying the Kamov Ka-50 Black Shark flying forward at high speeds, the bottom rotor will flap up on the right side of the helicopter (also note that the top rotor is ...
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Can a contra-rotating helicopter simply tilt its entire rotor set instead of using a cyclic?

I was reading this interesting question and, per answer #1, a normal helicopter cannot do it because gyro effects would probably mean the body of the helicopter would tilt more than the rotor. So now ...
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Why does the Ka-50 (Hokum) have coaxial rotors?

Why does the Kamov Ka-50 Black Shark have two coaxial rotors? Is this a better design than a conventional one rotor?
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